Allan and Nancy Parker's idyll at Villa San Clemente in the hills of Tuscany continues - they learn more about what it means to be Tuscan. Their appreciation of the richness, the culture and the people of this beautiful part of the world deepens as they explore the nooks and crannies of the Old World from the little village of Trequanda. Tuscany overflows with wonderful experiences to delight the senses. Travelling slightly off the beaten track, Parker writes about daily life in Tuscany, and what it means to participate as a local - to be Tuscan. From his induction into an ancient contrada (so he can write about Il Pallo di Siena) to the explosive pomp of a glorious Italian Easter celebration, the delights of daily life in Italy are to be savoured.
Allan Parker is a journalist from Wellington New Zealand. He spent three years house-sitting a villa near Sinalunga, Tuscany. He has recently moved back to Auckland. He is the author of Seasons in Tuscany also published by Penguin.